Ruby Dickson Dedmon, at 86 yrs. young and still going
strong. Some of us kids were talking about her ability to remember so much
about the family, etc. One of them said, "I sure hope our mind is as good
as hers when we get that age"... to which I replied, "Well we sure
have to get better in a hurry, if it is"....
THE SISTERS FOUR
Ruby and her sisters(l-r) Peggy Vess Lunsford, Ruby
Dedmon, Dorothy Vess Petty, Mary Ruth Vess Lunsford.. Ruby had two other
sisters, Edna Dickson Gilbert Murry (deceased) and Ola Lee Vess Bates who was
unable to attend the party.
Ruby and her sisters with Gordon Lee Dedmon (my father
and Ruby's husband of 60 years) (l-r)Front Row: Gordon and Ruby. Back Row: Mary
Ruth Vess Lunsford, Peggy Vess Lunsford, and Dorothy Vess Petty.
Ruby Dickson Dedmon (my mother) just
celebrated her 86th birthday on January 8. We managed to pull off a small
surprise party for her. We gathered at the Hickory Grove Baptist Church
Fellowship Hall and waited for her sisters, Dorothy, Peggy and Mary to get her
to the building without suspecting anything. We figured that to be
"Mission Impossible"... We still don't know how they did it , but
A "RUGGED BUNCH"
Ruby and Gordon with some of their children.Front row:
(l-: Alma Ruth Dedmon Hamby Smith, Alice Carolyn Dedmon Price. Second row:
Berla Jane Glasscock Dedmon (Leroy's wife) Gordon and Ruby. Third row:
Constance Darlene Buff Dedmon (Bill's wife) Joseph William (Bill) Dedmon,
Donald Ray Smith (Ruth's Husband) and George Leroy Dedmon. Not present: Thomas
Gordon Dedmon and his wife Diane Sparkman Dedmon and Claud Price (Carolyn's
Some of the Grandchildren and great grandchildren are
pictured here with Gordon and Ruby. (l-r) Front Row: Amanda Cochran, Seth
Smith, Justin Smith. Second Row: Jessica Cochran, Craig Dedmon, Gordon, Ruby,
Back Row: Kim Dedmon Cocharan, Donnie Cochran, Tonya Smith, Steve Smith and Amy
Smith Sadler. Ruby and Gordon have 13 grand children and 7